It’s going to be a busy Saturday in San Juan Bautista, with a ribbon cutting for the Historic Walking Trail, the Service Club’s Annual Flower Sale, a Kite Festival and a pickleball gathering.
The San Juan Bautista Historical Society’s April 2-018 newsletter detailed the events scheduled for April 21 to go with the ribbon cutting at the Anza Adobe, Third and Franklin streets, celebrating the Historic Walking Trail. The newsletter notes that the historical society donated $2,000 toward plaques for the historic downtown buildings to go with countless hours of time spent on the walking trail captions and website project.
Along with the ribbon cutting, visitors can enjoy the flower sale Saturday and Sunday at the San Juan Preschool lot, with proceeds going to local Boy Scouts and high school scholarships.
The pickleball activities will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the San Juan School tennis courts, according to the historical society. As for the Kite Festival, proceeds from donations will help San Juan School students attend Science Camp.
Additionally, to celebrate National Poetry Month, Carol Ford will present a reading in the Carl Luck Memorial Library at 1 p.m. She will speak of her family’s history. In the early twentieth century, her great aunt made a solo horseback ride “across California, over the De Anza trail and into San Juan Bautista,” according to the society.